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Monday, February 11, 2013

VA - An Overdose of Heavy Psych


10 comments:

Toxxy said...

It's a great serie Zer0, cheers for upping those albums for us. I hope you find the last volume before long! "See" ya around Zer0.

Anonymous said...

Much thanks for the psych comps - great stuff.

Fulhamx said...

Loving these comp's, I've never heard of a lot of these bands, so it's a great journey
So many thanks
I have a petty request:
Have you got a back cover scan for the "Overdose" CD, as with the other two, that would be cool
anyway keep up the cool work

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting these...years ago i had the first two cds but sold them to a used shop for gas money. they will be great to listen to again.

Rev. Billy Acid Bones said...

I seem to be having trouble downloading these, well, any gigasize file, I just keep having to enter the letters over and over again and when i finally get the download button it doesnt start the download, it just goes back to the letters, so if you could help me out, let me know what Im doing wrong If I am infact doing anything wrong i would greatly appreciate it. Awesome blog by the way, good shit. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great comp as it contains the Crescent Six's "And Then," a one-of-kind recording, brilliant yet inconsequential track. Recorded in 1965 on the legendary Rust label, it's genre buster. What is it, a Zombies rip-off, a jazzy, downcast rave up, some Jersey-based teen angst scene we know nothing about? The first moody verse -- which twists around its own minor chord construction -- breaks off with an ascending chorus as the bass player roams the frets wildly followed by a guitar rave-up, using that post-surf guitar sound that with a few drugs and psychedelic bends turned into the San Francisco sound a year later. The pattern repeats again, but this time the rave-up is halted after the second measure and the guitarist sits it out for nearly four measures, while the rhythm grinds on. What, did he run out of riffs? To add interest to the last verse, the drummer beats a full set roll, similar to the Master's Apprentice "Wars on the Hands of Time." The song ends with one of those minor-to-major changes with a wobbling bass that sounds like its right off the first and only Salvation Army album. Was this a surf band that got a heavy dose of the Zombies? Where are they now?

JWM

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Incidentally, ESB became Fields, who put out an album in 1969 that's worth seeking out.

apollojams said...

Anon: great comment on the Crescent Six...however, it's actually Track 18 on 062 [A Heavy Dose of Light Psych]: i have the cd in my hands as i type this. It's ok: very confusing titling concept for this 4-cd series.

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Anonymous said...

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